Authentic cultural, culinary and active vacations in Abruzzo, Italy and beyond


For anyone eager to live an immersive adventure in the Italian culture and traditions, where you really get to know the food, region and people, your host and local guide Fabrizio, together with his family & friends, has put together amazing experiences that combine passion, beautiful places and locals to show you the best of the region’s off-the-beaten-track secrets.

Fabrizio is the founder and tour guide of Italia Sweet Italia, an incoming tour operator specialized in organizing experiential vacations in Abruzzo. Our aim is to promote sustainable tourism in Abruzzo, Italy and to introduce people from around the globe to the delights of our region and experience its traditions, arts, food, folklore and, of course, its people.

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The Abruzzo, Puglia & Matera experience


10 Days | 18-27 May 2021 | 15-24 June 2021 | 13-22 July 2021 | 14-23 September 2021 | 5-14 October 2021  | 9-18 November 2021 | 5-14 April 2022 | 17-26 May 2022 | 14-23 June 2022 | 5-14 July 2022 | 13-22 September 2022 | 4-13 October 2022 | 8-17 November 2022

Experience a unique



What you like

Choose among a great offer of year-round or seasonal experiences and excursions such as culinary, walking, biking, pottery activities and much more.

When you want

We are happy to create your once in a lifetime trip whenever you want

Where you prefer

Discover charming mountain, hill or coastal villages in Abruzzo or visit other Italian regions

With whoever you wish

Create your private trip just for you, your family, your friends or your organization



  • Only 100% authentic experiences
  • Deep connections with the people who live here
  • We have a passion for our culture and our communities


  • We know how to let you feel at home
  • We keep our groups small to take care of all the details
  • Discover our guest reviews on Tripadvisor


  • We promote the local culture as a sign of responsible travel
  • We are focused on preserving our way of life
  • We involve small, family-run and passion-driven businesses


What defines the perfect area to have an authentic Italian vacation? With the highest Apennine mountains in central Italy, an Adriatic coastline that boasts 8 blue flags and the highest number of beautiful hill & mountain villages as listed by I borghi più belli d’Italia, Abruzzo is high on the list for an unforgettable Italian experience.

Reviews & Testimonials

What travellers say on tripadvisor

  • Trip of a Lifetime

    Trip of a Lifetime

    This vacation was one of the best I have ever taken. Normally I avoid guided tours but this trip interested me because it included both travel and cooking. This truely was a trip of a lifetime.
    John, Illinois, USA

  • Totally awesome and unique experience

    Totally awesome and unique experience

    If you want the best Italian tour ever choose the Abruzzo bespoke tour. Would do it all again in a heartbeat.
    Monica, Australia

  • Cultural Immersion

    Cultural Immersion

    I have been to Italy before and am so glad I decided to visit this region. Really gave me a sense of what Italian life – past and present – is like. Can’t wait to come back.
    Paulita, Oregon, USA

  • It was a dream became true

    It was a dream became true

    No words to describe the great culinary trip our group had with Fabrizio. It was just a dream…I am sure I will be back again.
    Ilana, Israel

  • Learning Holiday in Vasto

    Learning Holiday in Vasto

    Our group came to experience some artistic endeavours (painting and pottery) as well as traditional cooking. I would thoroughly recommend the company to any group of any age.
    Denise, United Kingdom

  • The real Italy

    The real Italy

    I had a tailor made package, once my intention was to know the roots of Italian food and popular cultural aspects that justify that. It was a wonderful experience, beyond my expectations. Cristina, Brasil

  • Beautiful Experience

    Beautiful Experience

    We spent one week on a cooking vacation and had a wonderful experience!. We had a great assortment of individuals and each one had an enjoyable time. We can’t wait to go back!!
    Susan, New York, USA

  • All around fabulous trip

    All around fabulous trip

    Wonderful food, sightseeing, location, and people. A great trip to experience true local fare and everyday life. Sharon, Kansas, USA

  • Best trip ever to Italy!

    Best trip ever to Italy!

    Tourists have not (as yet) discovered the beauty and charm of Abruzzo. We enjoyed Fabrizio, and loved everything he arranged. Spending time with his extended family was especially fun.
    Paul, Rhode Island, USA


    Here is where we share our tips and secrets about Abruzzo, Italy, so you can start traveling even before catching a flight: if you are curious about places and food, traditional recipes, festivals, common sayings in dialect, and much more, you are in the right place. You can also find our travelers stories and get an idea of what you might experience if you decide you come over!

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    Each person you meet during our tours has a vital role in the community and will give you the insight to daily life, food & wine, culture and production in Abruzzo: let us help you discover the authentic Italy.